Research

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Public anti-Black violence and the mental health of Black Americans

Black Americans reported more poor mental health days during weeks when two or more incidents of anti-Black violence occurred, and when national interest surrounding the events was higher.


Using sound waves to make patterns that never repeat

Collaboration between mathematicians and engineers could lead to customizable materials.


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Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

U researchers found that 1,000 years ago, the Fremont used cultural burning to reduce the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments.


Add digital literacy to any major with the Cyber Summer program

The past year has taught us many lessons, and one of those is that digital literacy is more important than ever.


Using emotion and humor to combat science misinformation

Communications professor publishes study examining the use of humor in science information.


Intermountain Healthcare partners with U to create population health program

The partnership will develop a new medical education program to train the next generation of physicians.


COVID-19 vaccines as effective in real-world settings as in clinical trials

Salt Lake City data contributed to finding that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines offer substantial protection from infection by SARS-CoV-2 in the real world


Ancient ammonoids’ shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Researchers use 3D-printed models to explore fractal-like interior shell patterns.


Visualizing change, resisting violence

An interdisciplinary team of scholars seeks to increase public recognition of gender-based violence.


Why lists of worldwide bird species disagree

Data gaps and species similarities may lead to undercounting biodiversity.